Datuk Tham Nyip Shen, one of the Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) founders back in 1994, today officially announced his resignation as party member and Science Advisor to the Chief Minister.
Tham told a press conference that he had sent his resignation letters to the office of SAPP president Datuk Yong Teck Lee and Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman on Sept 18, but only decided to make the decision public today because he had wanted to inform Musa first.
While he was ’heartbroken’ to leave the party which he had helped form, Tham said he could no longer be with the party as he had no intention whatsoever to be in the opposition.
“It has always been my intention to serve the people through the government.
“I made the same decision in 1994, leaving Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) and formed a party (SAPP) to join Barisan Nasional (BN) because at that material time, BN still ran the federal government. Today, I hold the same principle,” he told reporters.
Looking at the trend, it appears that the ones who are closest to the CM are the ones leaving the party. Maybe I was harsh with Raymond Tan in my earlier post but Tham Nyip Shen,in my books, is a gentleman for not joining the chorus of September 17 as he waited for the right time, informed his boss Musa Aman, and properly resigned. According to another article from Bernama, Raymond Tan never submitted his resignation letter in the first place. Read ‘We have Never Quarreled, Tham Says On Relationship With SAPP President.‘